If you’ve ever spent any time in construction you’ll have some idea how important a good foundation is. It’s the first thing you lay down because everything else relies on the foundation. If your foundation is week, then your building is weak. If you don’t have a foundation, then your building falls down pretty quickly.
This is true in building, and it’s also true in life. Christ tells the story of the wise man who builds his house on the rock, and obviously the rock is him. This is an important foundation for any Christian to understand. However, another important foundation is philosophy and theology.
Many people don’t actually understand what they believe. They have no clear concept of their outlook on the world, their understanding of God, or why they actually believe any of the things they believe. Even those who have some concept often don’t really have a complete or consistent understanding of their view of the world. This is something of a problem.
I’ll be honest, I’m exhausted right now, and I just had a pretty awesome date with not-Sarah (that’s right, she called me back), so I don’t really have a lot to say about the issue right now. However, think about this: why? Why do you believe what you believe? Why does God exist? Why is scripture trustworthy? Why is the world a good, bad, beautiful, or ugly place? Why does it even matter? These are the most important questions that you can ask: why, why, why, why, why?